January 16, 2004

Legacy Red Hat Users Seek Alternatives

Users of Red Hat operating systems this week received an "end-of-life" (EOL) e-mail notifying them that support for the popular Red Hat
Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8 versions has ended.

"We will no longer be producing security, bugfix, or enhancement updates for these products," said the statement delivered to Red Hat Network (RHN)
subscribers. RHN is a systems management platform helping administrators patch, update and monitor their infrastructure.

Red Hat Linux 9 will have its RHN support terminated April 30.

This week's reminder was the fourth in recent months. Though the official cutoff was Dec. 31, Red Hat released a final kernel update after that
deadline.

Link: internetnews.com

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